Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is primarily spreading through sex among men with about 200 confirmed and suspected cases across at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has quickly advanced across Europe and North America over the last week and is expected to … Read more

Senior North Korean official’s death raises COVID speculation – Al Jazeera English

Senior North Korean official’s death raises COVID speculationAl Jazeera English Kim Jong-un buries mentor amid North Korea Covid crisisThe Guardian Kim, other N. Koreans attend large funeral amid COVID worryThe Associated Press View Full Coverage on Google News

The Massive Screwup That Could Let COVID Bypass Our Vaccines

After weeks at a two-year low, COVID cases are on the rise again in some countries. In the United States, there were 100,000 daily new infections, on average – up from 30,000 in mid-March. The trend is intensifying an important debate in epidemiological circles. What’s the best strategy for preventing catastrophic mass death from the … Read more

Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

A healthcare worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a child at vaccination site in San Francisco, California, US, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Pfizer and BioNTech’s three-dose Covid vaccine for children six months to 5-years-old was 80% effective at preventing illness during the omicron wave, according … Read more

Coronavirus news and updates for Sunday, May 22, 2022

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 10:30 am A US based scientific group, aimed at sharing tips and strategies on monitoring wastewater for signs of the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic has ballooned to more than 1,300 … Read more

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds – TribDem.com

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more fundsTribDem.com

Power Ranger actor Actor Jason Lawrence Geiger busted in COVID relief scheme

One of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” could be in some mighty big trouble with the law. Actor Jason Lawrence Geiger, 47, who played the Red Ranger in the cheesy 1990s kids’ show and its related films, was busted for his alleged part in a scheme to fraudulently obtain federal COVID-19 relief money. Geiger, whose … Read more

Delta vs. Omicron Excess Deaths – NBC Boston

Massachusetts has battled through several surges of COVID-19 over the past several years as viral mutations changed infection rates. Two of the biggest, caused by the delta and omicron variants of COVID, are the subject of a new study from researchers in Boston. It found a higher number of excess deaths in Massachusetts during the … Read more

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I’ve finally got Covid, but I’m tackling it with two surprising remedies

After more than two years dodging the Covid-19 bullet, I have been struck down. This is particularly galling because throughout the pandemic I’ve tried to reduce my risk by avoiding packed places, such as pubs, and wearing a mask on public transport and in shops. But the cunning virus finally got to me via my … Read more

CDC urges older Americans to get booster shots as hospitalizations soar

Shana Alesi administers a second COVID-19 booster shot to Army veteran Robert Hall at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on April 01, 2022 in Hines, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged older Americans to get a Covid booster shot to increase their protection against the … Read more